August 19, 2013
Bradley Cooper to star as Lance Armstrong in forthcoming biopic?
Cooper could also play Armstrong's former teammate Tyler Hamilton, who spoke out about his doping
Bradley Cooper could play Lance Armstrong in a forthcoming biopic of the disgraced cyclist.
According to Deadline, the actor is "in talks" to produce and star in an Armstrong biopic called Red Blooded American from director Jay Roach (Meet The Parents, Game Change). Cooper would either play Armstrong or his former cycling teammate Tyler Hamilton, who later spoke out about Armstrong's drug use.
Red Blooded American has a script by Scott Z Burns (Side Effects) and is one of three Armstrong biopics currently in the works in Hollywood. Ben Foster is set to play the dishonoured Tour de France champion in a biopic directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen) which could begin shooting this autumn.
Meanwhile, JJ Abrams and his regular collaborator Bryan Burk have secured the screen rights to a book on Armstrong by New York Times sports writer Juliet Macur called Cycle Of Lies: The Fall Of Lance Armstrong.
Confusingly, Cooper was actually linked to this version of the Armstrong story earlier this year.
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